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Sunday, May 31, 2015

Russia's Admiral Nakhimov Battle Cruiser to Return to Service by 2018

Kirov class Battle CruiserEarlier reports suggested that Russia may finish the modernization of the warship by the end of 2019.

"You must have heard about our heavy aircraft [guided missile] cruiser Admiral Nakhimov, it is being modernized now… It will be a modern powerful ship in the old hull meeting all present-day requirements, and will be handed over to the Navy in 2017-2018," Capt. 1st Rank Vladimir Tryapichnikov told Ekho Moskvy radio.

The reconstruction works include the upgrade of the life support systems, missile systems and artillery weapons, as well as electronic weapons systems. The life of the battlecruiser will be extended for at least another 35 years following the repairs.

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